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/ 44 days ago

USA, Mexico end bid for 2027 Women's World Cup; aim for 2031

U.S. Soccer and the Mexican Football Federation announced on Monday that they will not pursue co-hosting the 2027 Women's World Cup. The duo was previously seen as leading candidates to host the competition. Potentially having the tournament in North America would have given the area a stranglehold on major soccer competitions for at least three […]


/ 52 days ago

FIFA and Relevent says US Soccer can't see settlement details

US Soccer's previous request to see the settlement details between FIFA and Relevent has been denied. The settlement removed FIFAt in the case in which Relevent is suing FIFA and US Soccer. Relevent, the media and promotion company based in the United States, sought legal action against the two governing bodies. Relevent's goal is to […]


/ 104 days ago

US Soccer bows down to MLS over US Open Cup

Shown by its mismanagement of the US Open Cup, the US Soccer Federation has lost all authority as the governing body for the sport in this country. USSF has allowed MLS to become the most powerful soccer entity in this country. At the same time, the US soccer system is a mess as leagues compete […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 177 days ago

US soccer media's reaction to MLS abandoning US Open Cup

The soccer social media world was ablaze on Friday when it was announced MLS intends to leave the US Open Cup. Heated reactions to the news came fast and furious, and have continued ever since. Disappointment, head-scratching confusion, and downright anger have been vented by many who follow the sport in the US. MLS has […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 356 days ago

US Open Cup undermined by MLS

This episode of the World Soccer Talk Podcast on the topic of US Open Cup and MLS is presented by Sling. We discuss what the underlying reason is why MLS and MLSPA are trying to undermine the US Open Cup, the oldest soccer competition in the United States. Why are MLS, US Soccer and MLSPA […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 357 days ago

Who has more power in US soccer: MLS or USSF?

The equation for the overall global soccer structure goes like something like this. FIFA is greater than Continental Confederations, which are greater than the National Federations, thus greater than Domestic Professional Leagues. That's on paper, anyway. But in the United States of America, there's a question of who's really driving the sport. Does the USSF, […]

Gregg Berhalter

/ 363 days ago

US Soccer rehiring Berhalter shows lack of ambition

This episode of the World Soccer Talk podcast, on the topic of US Soccer rehiring Berhalter for the USMNT job, is presented by Sling. In the surreal world of US Soccer, the Federation has decided to re-hire Gregg Berhalter as the new US Men's National Team head coach. We break down the news, as well as […]

World Cup

/ 396 days ago

Looking back at the World Cup 94 logo and mascot

The United States first broke into the global soccer consciousness when it hosted World Cup 94. The tournament was the most financially successful in history, and still holds the records for highest total and average attendance – despite subsequent tournaments having more teams and more games. But the visuals of the tournament stand out as […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 423 days ago

The future of lower-league soccer in the US

From the bottom to the top, we take a deep dive into discussing what US lower league soccer clubs (and leagues themselves) need to improve in order to be more relevant in 2023 and beyond. This also includes a discussion of the complexity of the current system, and how the US Soccer Federation can make […]

Jesse Marsch

/ 488 days ago

US Soccer may miss out on Marsch due to baffling hiring process

Jesse Marsch is available for the taking, but US Soccer's convoluted hiring process may mean the American misses out on becoming the next USMNT head coach. Earlier this week, Leeds sacked Marsch after a poor run that has Leeds back in the relegation scrap this season. While American soccer fans may be disappointed to see […]

Gregg Berhalter

/ 527 days ago

Gregg Berhalter threatened with blackmail during World Cup

US Soccer has the double task of making a decision about the future of USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter at the same time as hiring lawyers to investigate a claim by Berhalter that he was the victim of blackmail. The timing couldn't be worse. On December 31st, Berhalter's contract as the head coach came to […]